Today, the finalists will be announced in the World Mini-Football Championship held in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Kazakhstan's qualifying in the semi-finals was called as a surprise in media, Idman.biz reports
The reason for this was that Kazakhstan defeated Mexico, the last World Champion, in the 1/8 finals, and the Czech Republic, one of the main candidates for the championship, in the 1/4 finals. Interestingly, the Kazakhs won both games dramatically. In the match against Mexico, there was a tie situation. In the injury time, Kazakhstan won with a score of 2:1.
In the match with the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, who was losing with the score of 1:3, fought until the end and equalized the score. Since the main and added time ended 3:3, a penalty shootout was needed. Here, Kazakhstan was more precise.
It is a negative for Azerbaijan that the opponent is not discouraged and that they are a team that fights until the end, but it is an advantage that they play until extra minutes in the playoffs.
In the game against Azerbaijan, their physical fatigue may affect their performance.
The member of the Azerbaijan national team, Ravan Karimov: "Azerbaijan has a psychological advantage over Kazakhstan. If we beat them once in the European Championship, we will do it again. Let's hope that history will repeat itself and that will lead to new history being written"
It should be noted that the match between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan will start at 20:30.